God’s Will – Concerning You
1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
If you are actually reading this men’s devotional in the morning, then it is obvious you are wanting to start your day right as a man. Starting right is the first step to victory with anything. We can always make course corrections along the way, but if you don’t start right, it’s much harder to end right.
In our verse for the day, we are told that giving thanks for everything is God’s will for us. That’s not always easy, but it’s always right. There will no doubt be many days this year when you don’t feel like giving thanks, but you should do it anyway.
Find something every day that you can be thankful for, then take a moment to pray and thank God. Literally, pray, and tell Him you are thankful for what’s going on in your life, and for the day that He has given to you.
If you are going to start right each day, getting into this men’s devotional each morning will be a great support to keep you thinking biblically. God’s will is that you would give thanks to Him. It is a power generator for your soul and will keep you humble so you won’t stumble.
George Matheson, a well-known blind preacher of Scotland, now with the Lord, said: “My God, I have never thanked Thee for my “thorn!” I have thanked Thee a thousand times for my roses, but never once for my “thorn;” I have been looking forward to a world where I shall get compensation for my cross as itself a present glory. Teach me the glory of my cross; teach me the value of my “thorn.” Show me that I have climbed to Thee by the path of pain. Show me that my tears have made my rainbow.” —Moody Monthly
Todays Biblical Manhood Principle: There is a power generator for your soul, called “thanksgiving to God”. It runs on humility and dependence upon Christ.